Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the Canada-U.S. border is now closing to non-essential travel, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the announcements:
- Temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across Canada-US border, such as recreation and tourism.
- Essential travel will continue such as supply chains. Trucking not affected.
- Encouraging people to stay home, not visit their neighbours.
- $82 billion in support
- Emergency Care Benefit for workers who have to stay home for 14 weeks, comparable to E.I., for those who do not quality for E.I.
Trudeau says it’s time for people to focus on their health and also work from home.
With the border closed for non-essential travel, the goods supply chain will continue, which means your purchases from companies such as Apple will still make its way to you (not that a shiny new iPad Pro is a priority right now about). Apple Stores are now closed indefinitely according to the Apple.ca website.
There are currently 599 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Canda according to CTV News.